2020/21 Fees

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2020/21 UK & EU Tuition Fees: 

Taught Masters Programme

Course Type:Full-Time:
Arts & Social Sciences £7,000
Master of Business Administration (MBA) £12,500
Science £7,800
PGCE (Teacher Training) £9,000

For PGCE Courses Only: Students domiciled in Wales or other parts of the EU excluding England, Northern Ireland and Scotland may be eligible for a fee grant from the Welsh Government. See www.studentfinancewales.co.uk

Students domiciled in England, Northern Ireland and Scotland are not eligible for this fee grant. This subsidy does not apply to any Masters courses or Doctoral programmes.

Tuition Fees are determined for each course by subject:

Course Type: Subject:
Arts and Social Science Courses

Art

Welsh & Celtic Studies

English and Creative Writing

Modern Languages

Theatre, Film and Television Studies

Education

Geography and Earth Science (Geography)

History and Welsh History

International Politics

Information Studies

Psychology

Law

Management and Business

Science Courses

Biological, Environmental and Rural Science

Computer Science

Physics

Mathematics

Geography and Earth Science (Earth Science)

 

UK & EU Research Programme

Subject Area of Research:Full-Time:Part-Time:
Arts and Social Sciences 
PhD, MPhil, LLM by Research
£4,407 £2,203.50
Science 
PhD, MPhil
£4,407 £2,203.50

Please note that Tuition Fees are subject to an annual increase and are linked to UK Research Council fees.

Additional Course Costs: You should be aware that on some courses there are additional charges during your studies for field trips and use of additional resources, these are in line with the practice of departments in other UK universities.

Agricultural & Biological Sciences: It may be necessary to charge supplementary fees up to a maximum of £7,500 for each year of study for research in the Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences involving large animals or significant amounts of consumable reagents, some of which can be inherently costly. Whether a supplementary charge is levied and the extent of that charge will depend on the nature of the research being undertaken. Applicants will be advised of any such charges at the earliest stage in the offer process.

Tuition Fees are determined for each course by subject:

Course Type: Subject:
Arts and Social Science Courses

Art

Welsh & Celtic Studies

English and Creative Writing

Modern Languages

Theatre, Film and Television Studies

Education

Geography and Earth Science (Geography)

History and Welsh History

International Politics

Information Studies

Psychology

Law

Management and Business

Science Courses

Biological, Environmental and Rural Science

Computer Science

Physics

Mathematics

Geography and Earth Science (Earth Science)

2020/21 Non-EU Tuition Fees:

Taught Masters Programme

Type of Course:

Full-Time:

Arts and Social Science Courses £14,700
Master of Business Administration (MBA) £16,000
Science Courses £15,850
PGCE (Teacher Training) Course £14,000

 

*Please note Non-EEA nationals will not be able to obtain student visas for part-time study.

Research Programmes

Tuition fees for the 2020/21 academic year for Non-EU Research students are shown below. Please note that Tuition fees are also subject to an annual increase.

 

Subject Area of Research:Full-Time:Part-Time:*
Arts & Social Sciences £15,000 £7,500
Science £16,150 £8,075

*Please note that non-EEA nationals will not be able to obtain student visas for part-time study. 

Agricultural & Biological Sciences: It may be necessary to charge supplementary fees up to a maximum of £7,500 for each year of study for research in the Institute of Biological, Environmental & Rural Sciences involving large animals or significant amounts of consumable reagents, some of which can be inherently very costly. Whether a supplementary charge is levied and the extent of that charge will depend on the nature of the research being undertaken. Applicants will be advised of any such charges at the earliest stage in the offer process.

Additional Course Costs: You should be aware that on some courses there are additional charges during your studies for field trips and use of additional resources, these are in line with the practice of departments in other UK universities.

Tuition Fees are determined for each course by subject:

Course Type: Subject:
Arts and Social Science Courses

Art

Welsh & Celtic Studies

English and Creative Writing

Modern Languages

Theatre, Film and Television Studies

Education

Geography and Earth Science (Geography)

History and Welsh History

International Politics

Information Studies

Psychology

Law

Management and Business

Science Courses

Biological, Environmental and Rural Science

Computer Science

Physics

Mathematics

Geography and Earth Science (Earth Science)

 

 

2020-21 Distance Learning Tuition Fees 

Distance Learning Programme

The distance learning tuition fees for the 2020/21 academic year are under review. As a guide, please see the Distance Learning fees for 2019/20. Please note that tuition fees are subject to an annual increase. 

 

Course Type:Total (if studied over 3 years):
Information Studies
(Postgraduate Courses)
 £8,350
Information Studies
(Undergraduate Courses)
 £8,030
Law  £9,000
IBERS  Distance Learning

All of the above fees are based on three-year completion.

 

*Distance Learners – Undergraduate Loans and Grants for UK students only

Depending on where you reside, undergraduate students studying by Distance Learning may now be eligible for a part-time loan to cover fees (England and Wales), or an income dependant grant (Northern Ireland, Scotland)

Follow the part-time route in all cases.

 

England - https://www.gov.uk/browse/education/student-finance

Northern Ireland (Grant only) - www.studentfinanceni.co.uk

Scotland (Grant only) - http://www.saas.gov.uk/part_time/index.htm

Wales - http://www.studentfinancewales.co.uk

 

Breakdown of Distance Learning Programme

Information Studies Postgraduate Courses:Cost:
Registration Fee £350
Fee per 10 credit module £520
Fee per academic year (for 100% sponsored students) £3,120
Dissertation cost £1,760
Total £8,350

 

Information Studies Undergraduate Course:Cost:
Registration Fee £350
Fee per 10 credit module £320
Fee per academic year (for 100% sponsored students) £2,560
Total £8,030

 

 

Law Postgraduate Courses:Cost:
Registration Fee £350
Fee per 10 credit module £580
Fee per academic year (for 100% sponsored students) £3,480
Dissertation cost £1,690
Total £9,000

 

2020-21 Additional Postgraduate Costs

Courses/Modules and Costs

Please note that additional costs are associated with some courses that are not covered by the tuition fees.

In some cases, where permissible, students might choose to embark on fieldwork as part of their Dissertation Projects (though this is likely to be over the summer and the students themselves are responsible for meeting the costs of this kind of research). It is important that this does not contravene University regulations and where applicable, UKVI Tier 4 visa regulations or US Federal Direct Loan regulations. 

 

Please see below for course-specific costs:

Course/Module

Comment

Department of International Politics:

Semester 2, GWM/ IPM1620 ‘Devolution and National Assembly for Wales’ 

Includes a practical workshop session with political actors held in Cardiff at the National Assembly for Wales. If the module is available (depending on student numbers), the costs are borne either by a Departmental subsidy or student contributions or a combination of both. 

Department of Information Studies:

P120 Digital Curation 

P121 Digital Information Services

P192 MA Archive Administration 

P194 MA Information and Library Studies

Location: London

Dates: mid to late January

Additional costs: £400 per student (depending on where students choose to stay, where they are travelling from etc. as some travel from home and some may stay with friends/family). Travel and accommodation arrangements are left to the student for this reason.

Institute of Biological, Environmental & Rural Sciences: 

C190 MRes Biosciences:

Students are required to attend a conference relevant to their field of research. This will often be cost-free to the student as Learned Societies often cover costs for postgrad members who attend their meetings but where this is not the case IBERS funds according to the formula: First £200 paid by IBERS, then half of anything (reasonable) above this. The conference is decided in consultation with the supervisor and there will almost always be one available that works out free or no more than £100 payable by the student.

Institute of Biological, Environmental & Earth Sciences:

relevant research projects in agricultural or biological science

It may be necessary to charge supplementary fees up to a maximum of £7,500 for each year of study for research in the Institute of Biological, Environmental & Rural Sciences involving large animals or significant amounts of consumable reagents, some of which can be inherently very costly. Whether a supplementary charge is levied and the extent of that charge will depend on the nature of the research being undertaken. Applicants will be advised of any such charges at the earliest stage in the offer process.

MSc Environmental Change, Impact & Adaptation

This course consists of a compulsory field trip to Spain between (usually in October) costing between £400 and £600.  

MSc Glaciology

This course consists of a compulsory field trip to the (European) Alps early each September before students come to Aberystwyth. Can cost up to £500. N.B. This course is to be withdrawn and will not be available from 2018-2019. 

MSc Computer Science (Software Engineering) with Integrated Industrial Placement

Tuition fee for industrial placement year is £1,350. 

2020-21 Living Costs

Breakdown of Living Costs

We estimate that you will require the following amounts for 12 months of study to cover accommodation, maintenance and personal spending (all figures are in pounds sterling, £).

The figures below are based on responses to a survey of our own students together with an additional increase to account for annual inflation thereafter.



The estimated living costs may be broken down as follows:

 Annual postgraduate living costsLower predictionMiddle predictionUpper prediction
Books/iTunes   £112  £126  £154
 Laundry / Optical care / Dental care  £267  £323  £379
 Internet  £70  £154  £239
 Heating  £168  £267  £365
 Telephone  £154  £337  £505
 UK Travel  £379  £533  £702
 Clothes / Shoes  £154  £449  £744
 Leisure / Eating out / Socialising  £533  £730  £912
 Food (excl. eating out & alcohol)  £1,137  £1,558  £1,979
 Accommodation  £4,056  £4,758  £5,362
 TOTAL  £7,030  £9,235  £11,341

 

Please note that these Living Expenses do not include travel from the country of origin to Aberystwyth.

The above are estimated ranges of living costs for 12 months. These are only guidelines as some students will be able to live more cheaply whilst others will spend more.